Multi-Unit Residential

Helio by Sifron Properties

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Helio sets new standard for energy performance

Coming soon from Sifton Properties, Helio is slated to become the most energy-efficient high-rise apartment tower in Canada, designed and constructed to be 77 per cent more efficient than a similar building built under the current Ontario Building Code.
rent sticker shock

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rent sticker shock awaits Canadians in the U.S.

Asking rents in the five largest American cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix appear moderately to dramatically steeper than Canadian tenants typically pay.
rethinking real estate

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Stigma fuels case for rethinking real estate

Much of the current negative sentiment relates to the emergence of informal rooming houses in predominantly single-family residential areas near suburban post-secondary campuses.
housing market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Renovating your apartment: Is it worth it?

Renovations or retrofits to an investment property that increase rents and/or decrease operating costs may also increase a property’s value. Cost and value, however, are not synonymous, and not all renovations are as profitable as one might expect.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable rental housing on national agenda

As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
affordable rental housing Vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Demand for rental housing continues to rise

Demand for rental housing across Canada continues to rise according to CHMC’s 2018 Rental Market Report, published annually in November.
student housing waterloo

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Purpose-built student housing set to soar

Canada's purpose-built rental market has seen its share of healthy investment activity over the years, yet one asset class has historically struggled to keep up: student housing.
rent control

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Assessing the impact of rent control

More than a year after the Fair Rental Act was introduced, rent control is back in the spotlight with new research suggesting it is doing more harm than good when it comes to rental construction and affordability.
GTA apartment sector housing supply

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA apartment sector continues to flourish

The latest market report from Marcus & Millichap reveals the GTA apartment sector is experiencing another strong year, with continued growth projected.
39 Niagara

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tailor-made for tenants

Located in the trendy downtown west neighbourhood of Toronto, 39 Niagara is a high-end, mixed-use rental development set to open its doors in July, 2019. Here, Minto Apartments shares its persona-driven approach to everything from suite design to amenities.
senior amenities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Services and amenities for aging Canadians

Planning to build a retirement home? CMHC recommends developers consider the following key factors before investing in on-site services and amenities.
Queen's Park

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fixing Ontario’s rental housing crisis

On June 7th, Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Doug Ford was elected the province’s new premier in a majority vote that has left some industries fearing the worst and others optimistic.
Calgary

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Data signals strengthening Alberta market

Recent data released from the Altus Group indicates that the Alberta market is showing signs of economic recovery, with Calgary and Edmonton both posting favourable results.
amenities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Must-have amenities for the modern renter

Building amenities have come a long way, and just like price and location, they can have a significant impact on the type of tenant a rental property will attract.
innovation

Canadian Property Management

Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
condo investor

CondoBusiness

What will make T.O. condo investors less bullish?

Does it still make sense to invest in condos after a study showed many condo investors renting out new units in the GTA are cash-flow negative?
rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rebuilding the rental housing industry

Apartment professionals ponder the uncertainties of the rental housing industry, including the critical steps needed to cultivate new supply.